a.k.a., My coming face to face with "The Beast"
What is "The Beast"?
I call sickness and illness "The Beast"……………
Like those monsters in our dreams, "The Beast" can be terrifying, something we fear all our lives, an enemy that can take our lives it seems anytime he wants.
But, I stood face to face with "The Beast", my only weapon being my website…….and after a short but intense struggle, I totally defeated him. And even propelled my health to the next level…..
I may have brought "The Beast" Upon Myself………….
I am always feeling great, never really been sick, and thus, The Beast coming after me was both a shock and a surprise.
I think I might have brought it upon myself, in my attempt to keep youthful vitality via
Vitamin D Pills and Tongkat, a natural "male enhancement" herb, both are known to boost testosterone levels in men. Some men love them, but they don't seem to work well with my biochemistry (they get me too "wired", and disrupt my sleep). It "might" have something to do with a person's "Dosha" body type.
Traces of blood in the Urine? ……..this is not good.
I started not to feel well over right before Thanksgiving 2013, within a couple of days, my urine flow seemed to be cutting off and nearly shutting down. Prostate? Bladder? Kidneys? or all of the above?
At the critical point of this pretty bad Thanksgiving week, there was burning in the urinary track, and what looked like light colored blood to me, upon the finish of my urinations..I said to myself "uh-oh…this is not good, mayday, mayday, we're going down."
And of course to a man over 50, "The Beast" comes in that one feared, dreaded word…..Prostate, Prostate, Prostate.
I don't wanna die no time soon…………..
I'm not ready to leave your side
In no rush to give up on life
I'm not ready to pay no dues
I don't wanna die, no time soon
When you find that you're lonely
Seems like nobody is on your side
You take your time to pray to heaven
You'll find your only reason
Is so that you live your life
The [yellow] photo above is from a CD I had called "The Tony Rich Project – Birdseye" and the lyrics above are from his song "I Don't Wanna Die No Time Soon", always liked the song, albeit somewhat deperssing in contrast to my always jovial nature, and never knew what to do with that song (and CD Cover)…until now…….
I think now, God is telling me my life is in sync……and to write a good article to help others…..
Like Jack Lalanne once said…"I don't wanna die, it would wreck my image".
To Hospital…..or not to Hospital?
It's not that I'm scared of hospitals, I think we have the best crisis care in the world, like if I broke my wrist playing basketball or something, I'm in the right country for treatment.
What I'm scared of if anything, is that my life will have to depend on man made medications, created by a money and profit driven medical industry, medicines that don't really heal, and all I am to them is a guy with insurance that they can bill for $70,000 long as they got me up in there.
….but when you see blood in the urine, and your urine flow is down to a near dribble, hitting the bathroom 10 times in one night, you got some decisions to make……Quick!!!!
Message from God?………….or just another infomercial?
At some point over Thanksgiving, laying in bed not feeling well, considering checking into the hospital the next day, I woke up, and there was an infomercial on a lady selling DVD's called "Heal Thyself" or something like that. I didn't need the DVD's, but I remember this great line she said:
She said…… "You have to treat your health care like you are King Arthur at the round table. YOU should dictate how and when the doctors, chiropractors, acupuncture specialists, therapists, herbalist and so forth influence your healing and life, and not the other way around, you have to take control and make the decisions needed to Heal Thyself"
Time to practice what I preach……
..so that's what my mind said. HEAL THYSELF!!! I figure if I could just take the risk and hold out for two days without checking into the hospital, unless there was unbearable pain in the urinary tract, or real blood (as opposed to the pink colored traces of blood), then that's what I will do, be it the right call or not.
Thus, I figured I gotta try to do something with all this natural nutrition that I am running my mouth about, and preaching about over the web
…I guess it's was just time. Besides, I've always had an issue with people who preach on spirituality, health, religon, relationships, or anything else, when I can see that they are not really living it…..they are just selling it
(Not looking for accolades here, but notice I have an "Ad Free Blog", and will never let my passion for wellness science be about me making money, I got other things I'm working on to make money, we all have to have something pure to us….just saying)
Throwing "everything in the book" at "The Beast" (I mean, "everything in the blog").
Over Thanksgiving, I really didn't want anything to eat, veggies was about all I had an appetite for, a few fruits, ….and of course my smoothies, I took every Prostate, Bladder, Urinary Tract, and Kidney health product off my website and threw them into my smoothies….
Black Sesame Seeds , Culinary Argan Oil, Cranberry powder, Red Maca, Gac Powder, Reishi Mushroom Spores, any foods I could find high in "Prostate Friendly" Gamma Tocopherol (Vitamin E), The amazing Genesis Today superfoods Goji, Acai, Mangosteen, and Sea Buckthorn, plus my other heavy hitters already in my smoothies…….awesome salads with garlic, pumpkin seeds, with olive oil and apple cider vinegar dressing everyday. Gallons of "Numi Gunpowder" Green Tea. I stopped eating any grains (after some guy I ran across on the web said excessive oatmeal, or a chemical they put in it, gave him an inflamed prostate), EVERYTHING WAS RAW except for Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon, which is rich in healing Vitamin D, (as opposed to the Vitamin D pills which "might" have contributed to this issue in the first place)
..as a quick note, it seems from my research that Prostate issues are proven to be most effectively addressed by nutrition (as opposed to man made medications), when compared to most other serious ailments
By Christmas, "The Beast" was totally defeated!!!
That decision day of checking to the hospital, I felt better, so I held off, the next day better, and the next better….and so on….I could feel my nutrition army sending "The Beast" into full scale retreat
Fast forward to Christmas, my urinary flow is stronger than I ever remember (like a fire hose, sorry if TMI), I bulked up with 20 pounds of muscle, I have this eerie sense of superb health.
If it ain't Broke……
I have since then stayed away from any grains, and basically eating the same things since "the incident" (my only deviation was King Crab Legs over Christmas, since I was feeling so well), doesn't mean I won't have a slice of Whole Foods Pizza in the future, but wanna see how long I can keep the grain free going.
But, my body spoke to me and said "this is a good nutrition formula"….like a "freaking Christmas Miracle!!!"
An added bonus……morning erections!!!!
Sorry, hope not TMI, but this stuff is serious and deserves all the details.
Just bringing this up because it was the Vitamin D tablets and Tongkat testosterone booster may [or may not] have started this condition in the first place, you know, me trying to keep my "male vitality"
….the funny thing, is the diet to fight "The Beast"", No grains, plus all raw [except Wild Caught Salmon] diet, got my morning erections back in a big way over Christmas break. Was off work for 9 days, and 9 straight mornings of erections…the kid is back!!!….whatever works!!!
So what the hell happened?……Single Male Seeking one good doctor?
…..I will probably never know, though I'm quite sure it was a bad reaction to the Tongkat herb . I'm still looking for a Naturopath or good interactive doctor that I can really dig into all this with. But my doctors never seem to care or give me any real information.
I know I'm blessed, because my encounter with "The Beast" actually propelled me to a new level of health, awareness, and most importantly, HUMILITY (cause I've always had a, not arrogant, but subtle perception that I'm indestructible), and I know the whole thing could have gotten "ugly".
For sure did I "dodge a bullet"
I use the the word "ugly" in that, as I understand it, EVERYONE, has cancer cells in their body, so if I would have went into the hospital, for sure they would have found something, that's their business model, to keep you in there and get that insurance money.
…..but I'm cynical at heart about the medical industry, I believe my last comment but can't prove it, so I'll leave that at that, and stick to the subject at hand. But in life, you know when you have just "dodged a bullet".
I took the photo below two or three years ago in the Caribbean, when was feeling so great about life, health, and all the rest, I am so amazed at how I seem to feel twice as good two years later. Perhaps if it wasn't for "The Beast" attacking me, I may not have got here.
…I [literally] pray to the heavenly father that anyone stepping through any stages of any ailment get granted the divine wisdom that is available to all of us to fight and win these terrifying battles against illness.
I pray my story can help someone that may be afraid of an ailment coming on…as I was afraid.
The heavenly Father (and/or Mother) has always poured its blessing on me as far as health is concerned, I pray to him always to show the same divine insight to any else seeking help
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